WHO warns about real toll of Covid-19 cases in Africa

Geneva, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The real toll of Covid-19 cases in Africa could reach up to 59 million and not 8.5 as previously reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

According to WHO, there are problems with mechanisms to detect coronavirus in Africa.

‘Our analyzes indicated that only one in seven cases are being detected, which means that the real burden of Covid-19 in Africa would be around 59 million cases,’ according to a WHO´s report.

Only 67 million Africans have been fully vaccinated, so it is equivalent to only 4.9% of continent’s population. Hundreds of millions of people are still under vulnerability situation ahead of a serious disease and death, the WHO said.

It is necessary ‘to move from passive to active surveillance by working with communities,’ the WHO reported, while it is already thinking about hollidays for New Years´ Eve, a date on which citizens usually meet and iturn a deaf ear on sanitary measures.

WHO asked rich countries to contribute to Covid-19 vaccines for African peoples.

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